RotoWire Partners

Kirk Cousins

29-Year-Old Quarterback – Minnesota Vikings

2017 Pass/Rush Stats

Yds

4093

TD

27

INT

13

Yds

179

TD

4

2018 Pass/Rush Projections

Yds

TD

INT

Yds

TD

2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Kirk Cousins in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2018 ADP:  67.28

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (QB): Hidden

Get Custom Auction Value

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 202   DOB: 8/19/1988  College: Michigan State  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

$

Kirk Cousins Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $84 million contract with the Vikings in March of 2018.

March 15, 2018  –  Kirk Cousins News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

The Vikings officially signed Cousins to a three-year contract Thursday.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Kirk Cousins – simply subscribe now.

Kirk Cousins NFL Stats
Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2009 20 CFB 12 198 328 60.4% 2680 19 9 8.2 - - - - - 31 60 1.9 0 - -
2010 21 CFB 13 226 338 66.9% 2825 20 10 8.4 - - - - - 40 -136 -3.4 1 - -
2011 22 CFB 14 267 419 63.7% 3316 25 10 7.9 - - - - - 37 -39 -1.1 0 - -
2012 23 WAS 3 33 48 68.8% 466 4 3 9.7 6 2 1 0 0 3 22 7.3 0 1 0
2013 24 WAS 5 81 155 52.3% 854 4 7 5.5 6 2 1 1 0 4 14 3.5 0 3 2
2014 25 WAS 6 126 204 61.8% 1710 10 9 8.4 26 8 2 2 1 7 20 2.9 0 2 2
2015 26 WAS 16 379 543 69.8% 4166 29 11 7.7 50 8 7 1 0 26 48 1.8 5 9 3
2016 27 WAS 16 406 606 67.0% 4917 25 12 8.1 69 13 7 4 2 34 96 2.8 4 9 3
2017 28 WAS 16 347 540 64.3% 4093 27 13 7.6 59 9 5 1 0 49 179 3.7 4 13 5
2018 Proj 29 MIN Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Kirk Cousins

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Kirk Cousins Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2009 20 CFB 12 15.8 15.9 15.8 94.3 223 5.8 2.7 - - - - - - -
2010 21 CFB 13 14.3 14.3 14.3 100.0 217 5.9 3.0 - - - - - - -
2011 22 CFB 14 16.3 16.3 16.3 98.1 237 6.0 2.4 - - - - - - -
2012 23 WAS 3 12.3 12.3 12.3 101.6 155 8.3 6.3 3 5 3 3 1 0 0
2013 24 WAS 5 10.3 10.3 10.3 58.4 171 2.6 4.5 5 9 4 1 0 0 0
2014 25 WAS 6 18.4 18.4 18.4 86.4 285 4.9 4.4 8 26 6 3 1 1 0
2015 26 WAS 16 19.8 19.8 19.8 101.6 260 5.3 2.0 26 85 39 19 6 4 3
2016 27 WAS 16 20.6 20.6 20.6 97.2 307 4.1 2.0 23 87 40 22 7 4 3
2017 28 WAS 16 19.6 19.6 19.6 93.9 256 5.0 2.4 41 68 25 15 10 6 4
2018 Proj 29 MIN Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Kirk Cousins

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Kirk Cousins – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#1 Quarterback

Snap Count Stats

1012

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Kirk Cousins was on the field for 1012 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

0

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Kirk Cousins was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 1026 1
2016 1063 0
2017 1012 0
Kirk Cousins 2017 Game Log
OPTIONS:   Show Playoff StatsHide Playoff Stats       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Snap Count Passing Pass Distance Rushing Fumbles Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Phi 63 0 23 40 57.5% 240 1 1 6.0 3 0 4 30 7.5 0 2 2 6 0 0 0 0 0
2 @LAR 71 0 18 27 66.7% 179 1 0 6.6 2 0 3 7 2.3 0 2 0 3 2 2 0 0 0
3 Oak 68 0 25 30 83.3% 365 3 0 12.2 6 2 1 2 2.0 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0
4 @KC 50 0 14 24 58.3% 220 2 0 9.2 4 2 7 38 5.4 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1
5 BYE Bye Week
6 SF 74 0 25 37 67.6% 330 2 1 8.9 4 2 4 26 6.5 1 0 0 7 3 3 2 2 1
7 @Phi 64 0 30 40 75.0% 303 3 1 7.6 5 0 3 18 6.0 0 0 0 6 2 1 0 0 0
8 Dal 59 0 26 39 66.7% 263 1 1 6.7 4 1 1 0 0.0 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 0
9 @Sea 63 0 21 31 67.7% 247 0 0 8.0 4 0 3 4 1.3 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
10 Min 75 0 26 45 57.8% 327 1 1 7.3 5 0 4 5 1.3 2 0 0 9 7 5 2 2 2
11 @NO 69 0 22 32 68.8% 322 3 0 10.1 5 1 3 11 3.7 0 1 0 5 1 0 1 1 0
12 NYG 71 0 19 31 61.3% 242 2 1 7.8 3 0 3 4 1.3 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
13 @Dal 56 0 26 37 70.3% 251 2 2 6.8 3 0 3 6 2.0 0 2 1 4 0 0 1 0 0
14 @LAC 50 0 15 27 55.6% 151 1 1 5.6 2 0 2 8 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Ari 53 0 18 26 69.2% 196 2 0 7.5 3 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 0
16 Den 69 0 19 37 51.4% 299 3 1 8.1 5 1 5 8 1.6 0 1 0 9 3 0 1 0 0
17 @NYG 57 0 20 37 54.1% 158 0 3 4.3 1 0 1 12 12.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Playoffs
Playoffs NO
Playoffs @Phi
21 PRO BOWL Pro Bowl
Playoffs

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Kirk Cousins  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Quarterbacks
Height:   6' 3"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   202 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.93 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.50 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.05 sec
GOOD
Arm Length:   31.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.88 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   29 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   109 in
WEAK
Bench Press
Not Available
Minnesota Vikings Team Injury Report
Doubtful
No players listed.

Kirk Cousins: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cousins plans to sign a three-year, fully-guaranteed contract with the Vikings on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Cousins will start free agency with a visit to Minnesota, where he already has a three-year, $84 million offer on the table, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
The Redskins didn't use the franchise tag on Cousins this offseason, Matthew Paras of The Washington Times reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Cousins isn't expected to receive the franchise tag, Kimberley A. Martin of The Washington Post reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
The Redskins haven't ruled out using the franchise tag on Cousins, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Following Washington's pending acquisition of fellow QB Alex Smith, which caught Cousins by surprise, free agency awaits the 29-year-old signal-caller March 14, ESPN's John Keim reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
With Alex Smith being traded to the Redskins, Cousins is expected to enter free agency, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

There was no outlook written for Kirk Cousins.

2017

In two years as the full-time starter, Cousins has twice set the franchise record for passing yards in a season, leading the Redskins to consecutive winning campaigns for the first time in 20 years. Last season, he improved his YPA to third in the NFL, sacrificing a bit of his completion rate for bigger chunk yards with more downfield passing. After 50 passes of 21-plus yards in 2015, he went deep 72 times last season, accounting for 11.9 percent of his attempts ó the fourth-highest rate in the league. He completed 45.8 percent (5th) for a 120.4 passer rating (3rd) on such throws. However, he lost his two top receivers from last season in DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. The Redskins signed Terrelle Pryor, who has the speed to be a deep threat and the size to battle in the red zone. But he's sure to draw double coverage without another receiver to command attention. Jamison Crowder likely will see 100-plus targets this year, but he's a 5-8 slot receiver who doesn't pose a big downfield threat. Second-year WR Josh Doctson is coming off an injury that cost him all but two games of his rookie season, and injury-prone tight end Jordan Reed has played as many as 14 games in a season once in his four-year career. Contract talk dominated offseason headlines, and if this is Cousins' last year in Washington, he's going to have to work to get top dollar next offseason as a free agent.

2016

A fourth-round afterthought in the 2012 draft class that brought Robert Griffin to Washington, Cousins got playing time in each of his first three seasons due to Griffin's injury issues, and was finally given the full-time starting job in training camp heading into last year. He more than seized his opportunity, putting up very good numbers and leading the team to an NFC East title. While he doesn't possess ideal arm strength, his accuracy on shorter routes is excellent, with his 75.2 completion percentage on passes inside 15 yards ranking second in the NFL to Ben Roethlisberger among starters. Cousins' work ethic has never been in question, endearing him to head coach Jay Gruden, and he's also lauded for his leadership qualities, with a clip of him shouting "You like that!" to a reporter after the largest comeback win in franchise history became a rallying cry for the team after it went viral. Despite that successful campaign, his future in Washington isn't totally secure. He had yet to sign a long-term contract with the club at press time, and could play 2016 under the franchise tag he signed in March. Washington did add to its talent level on the offensive side, selecting wide receiver Josh Doctson in the first round, which could perhaps help Cousins produce even stronger numbers in a contract season.

2015

Cousins played in six games in 2014, registering 1,710 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions following a dislocated ankle that caused Robert Griffin III to miss significant time. Whispers arose that Cousins was better suited for Head Coach Jay Grudenís system, but several mediocre performances sent him back to the bench in favor of Colt McCoy. After approaching the 2015 campaign competing once again with McCoy for backup duty, the franchise switched QB gears in late August, when coach Jay Gruden confirmed that Cousins will be Washington's starter for the upcoming season.

2014

Cousins is destined to backup RGIII again in 2014. He played in five games in 2013 and did not perform as well as his rookie season. He completed 52 percent of his passes including four touchdowns and seven interceptions. RGIII is a year removed from reconstructive knee surgery and is healthy going into training camp which means Cousins is not expected to see the field.

2013

Cousins looked really good in limited 2012 action, completing 68.8 percent of his passes and averaging 9.7 YPA. In his lone start, Cousins completed 26 of his 37 passes for 329 yards and two scores. Of course, he's merely Robert Griffin's backup and RGIII (coming off a serious knee injury) looking good to go for the Redskins' season opener.

2012

Cousins was drafted in the fourth round in 2012. He will compete for the backup quarterback position with veteran and former starter Rex Grossman. The team loved the value of taking Cousins in the fourth round as he was consider a potential starter. The team is heavily invested in starter Robert Griffin III so don't expect Cousins to see the field unless something catastrophic happened to Griffin.